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Animal rights group targets neuroscientist

An animal rights group says it vandalized the home of a Los Angeles neuroscientist, adding yet another incident to a string of recent attacks on UCLA researchers. The incident is being investigated by the FBI and local authorities. An anonymous linkurl:statement;http://www.animalliberationpressoffice.org/communiques/2007-10-25_uclalondon.htm posted on the Web site of the North American Animal Liberation Press Office described in detail how the perpetrators, members of the Animal Liberation Fron

By | October 31, 2007

An animal rights group says it vandalized the home of a Los Angeles neuroscientist, adding yet another incident to a string of recent attacks on UCLA researchers. The incident is being investigated by the FBI and local authorities. An anonymous linkurl:statement;http://www.animalliberationpressoffice.org/communiques/2007-10-25_uclalondon.htm posted on the Web site of the North American Animal Liberation Press Office described in detail how the perpetrators, members of the Animal Liberation Front, broke into the Beverly Hills house of linkurl:Edythe London,;http://ibs.med.ucla.edu/Bios/LondonE.htm a researcher at UCLA who has investigated how linkurl:addiction; influences behavior with linkurl:experiments;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=17299511&ordinalpos=8&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum in monkeys. The interlopers smashed a window and flooded the home with a garden hose. UCLA officials linkurl:told;http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-me-animal30oct30,1,2338668.story?coll=la-news-science the Los Angeles Times that the flooding had caused between $20,000 and $40,000 of damage. A written linkurl:statement;http://www.newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/statement-of-ucla-chancellor-gene-40060.aspx by UCLA chancellor Gene Block condemned the attack and the pattern of attacks in recent years. In June, a UCLA ophthalmologist, Arthur Rosenbaum, found an explosive underneath his car, but the device did not go off. Last summer, UCLA neuroscientist linkurl:Dario Ringach;http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/monkey-madness-at-ucla/16986/ said he was giving up his work with primates in response to pressure from animal rights groups. His announcement came shortly after the Animal Liberation Front took responsibility for an attempt to place a Molotov cocktail on the doorstep of another UCLA researcher, linkurl:Lynn Fairbanks.;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=17884980&ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum (It was mistakenly placed on the doorstep of a neighbor, and also did not go off.)

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Avatar of: Ally

Ally

Posts: 1

October 31, 2007

Good job ALF

November 1, 2007

And again, Well done!
Avatar of: Thomas Browne

Thomas Browne

Posts: 3

November 1, 2007

Once again the ALF have proven to us that they have no interest in science, just in harassing and threatening scientists. Attacking the property of somebody you disagree with in the middle of the night is the act of a coward and a bully.\n\nCongratulations to Edythe London for standing up to them!\n\nThe ALF clearly know that they can't win the argument by rational (or in their case irrational) argument.\n\nStaff and students at UCLA must stand together with brave scientists like Edythe against the ALF scum.
Avatar of: dan

dan

Posts: 1

November 1, 2007

Brilliant act. Well done ALF. Given the scale of her atrocities, Edythe is lucky that all she suffered was some soggy slippers. \n\nHas anyone read Edythe's "defence" of her work in the LA Times. Her father died from "nicotine complications" so she's on a crusade to maim, torture and murder as many animals as possible. Anyone who becomes addicted to smoking has no right to claim a medical "cure" - the effects of smoking are well known, if you get ill, tough love. \n\nEdythe is on a running to nothing trying to defend her murderous activities. She's clearly involved in some of the most pointless "research" imaginable: barely an iota removed from mascara testing.
Avatar of: JoannaForman

JoannaForman

Posts: 2

November 6, 2007

The animal rights movement campaigned peacefully for years to no avail. The late President John Kennedy once said, 'when peaceful means fail, violence becomes inevitable'. \nI could understand support for animal experiments if they worked, but clearly they do not: Apart from anti-biotics discovered by accident,years of experiments on billions of animals has not produced a single cure nor stemmed the huge increase in diseases! In fact we have more sickness and disease today than at any time in history. Prescription drugs are the 4th major cause of death, and vice president of UK drugs giant admits the majority of drugs do not work in most people. The facts speak for themselves.

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